Jennifer Connelly Makes It Work

The “Noah” actress rarely plays it safe on the red carpet—and why should she?

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Actress Jennifer Connelly has been busy promoting two major films this season, yet her wardrobe shows no signs of stress. At a photo call for “Aloft” at the Berlin International Film Festival, the star effortlessly turned a sweet tweed Chanel dress into red carpet material with barely-there heels and no jewelry.

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Later that evening, Connelly upgraded to another black-and-white Chanel dress—this time a gown from the fall 2013 couture collection. A sleek up-do and bold brows mirrored the dress’s sculptural neckline, while a layered lace skirt kept the whole look from appearing too severe.

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The pretty pink Givenchy dress she wore to the Mexico City premiere of “Noah” was nothing new—but she still managed to be named the best dressed of the day.

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No best-dressed slideshow would be incomplete without at least one classic, Hollywood glam moment. With a faux bob, red lip, and high slit, Connelly looked the part in custom Lanvin at the Berlin premiere of “Noah.”

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Connelly continued her winning streak in Madrid in Giambattista Valli Couture. Though the foamy pastel dress was sugary sweet, her slicked-back hair kept things edgy.

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Connelly was tough and chic at the New York premiere of “Noah” in a look from Nicolas Ghesquiere’s first collection for Louis Vuitton. Part shiny black leather, part brightly colored tweed, with easy hair and unexpected footwear, the look was 100% cool.

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At a celebration for DuJour Magazine, Connelly took a cue from her “Noah” co-star (and fellow best dressed pal) Emma Watson in a sleek Saint Laurent suit. With a peek of lace sleeves and shiny snakeskin pumps, Connelly made the buttoned-up getup look like the most feminine thing around.

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At the London premiere of “Noah,” Connelly stunned in an Alexander McQueen gown. With this much feathered organza and intricate beading, a single Jessica McCormack earring was the only accessory she needed.

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At the Paris premiere of “Noah,” Connelly shined in another Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton look. With a futuristic, sequined bodice and a retro wide collar, the star’s elaborate gown contrasted well with her relaxed, wavy hair.

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